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CLERMONT4 and INDEX Meeting, 27-29 AUG 2013

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Joint CLERMONT4 and INDEX Meeting

CLERMONT4 End of Project Meeting and INDEX Midterm Meeting

 27-29 August 2013, Jesus College, Cambridge, UK


The CLERMONT4 meeting will be combined with the Mid-term review meeting of the INDEX network. CLERMONT4 and INDEX will have a joint poster session on the 27th. See full schedule below.

Formally, all ERs, ESRs and at least one academic per partner has to participate in the meeting. The participation of associate partners is highly encouraged. Dinners will be formal.

Single en suites have already been booked for all participants who have confirmed via Doodle. Please add your name to the list of participants in the following links if you still have not yet done so.



Registration Cost per member with Accommodation: £ 330

Registration Cost per member without Accommodation: £ 125

Registration covers all food and accommodation (overnight stays) on the 27th and the 28th of August including all lunches and dinners indicated in the Clermont4 and INDEX schedule (27th-29th). To pay for registration click on the following link:

To book supplementary nights’ accommodation, additional rooms, and non-member dinner tickets, you will have to do this separately through Jesus College website. Just click on this link: Click on ‘to make a booking with a promotional code’ and then enter the relevant dates when you need service not covered by the registration conference, and then the promotional code cleenex. You will then be able to pay for the rooms online. If you encounter problems, pls. e-mail: .


Please CONTACT US if:

  1. You come BEFORE the 27th as accommodation before the 27th will have to be booked in advance. Additional charges will apply including overnight stays on the 29th and after. Room costs would be £51.40 plus VAT for a single room without breakfast and £76.80 plus VAT for a twin room with no breakfast.  Note, Jesus College is unable to provide breakfast on the morning of the 27th.
  2. You want double en suite, (in case you bring partners or family) or non-member partners. Cost will have to be arranged separately. Jesus College have twin rooms available rather than doubles and can accommodate children if they are booked into a twin room staying with an adult. It does not have family rooms available.
  3. You're bringing your car. Parking space needs to be booked in advance.
  4. Special assistance or needs are required.
  5. You have special dietary requirements or are vegetarian.

Contact person:

Ryan B. Balili, PhD
Research Associate
Nanophotonics Centre
University of Cambridge
Cambridge UK CB3 0HE
Office: +44 0 1223 337446
Lab: +44 0 1223 337045
Mobile: +44 07906636412

Useful Links:

Jesus College, University of Cambridge Contacts, Maps and Travel Directions

Clermont4 Website:

INDEX ITN Website:

Taxi bookings: CABCO (01223 52 55 55).

         or Panther Taxis on 01223715715.


CLERMONT4 and INDEX Schedule

27th August Tuesday




CLERMONT4 and INDEX Registration

Prioress' Room, Jesus College

11:30 - 12:30

Sessions (20 min each)

Chair: Dick Abram

11:30 - 11:50  Opening/Overview (Jeremy Baumberg)


11:50 - 12:10    EPFL

12:10 - 12:30    CRHEA

Upper Hall

12:30 - 13:30


Prioress' Room

13:30 - 15:30


Chair: Alberto Bramati


13:30 - 13:50    LPN

13:50 - 14:10    FORTH


14:10 - 14:30  Cambridge

14:30 - 14:50  Southampton

14:50 - 15:10  Sheffield

15:10 - 15:30  Madrid

 Upper Hall

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee Break extending to CLERMONT and INDEX Poster Sessions



16:00 - 17:30

CLERMONT and INDEX Poster Sessions


17:30 - 19:00


Chair:  Pavlos Savvidis


17:30 - 17:50  ENS-LPA

17:50 - 18:10  LKB

18:10 - 18:30  Montpellier

18:30 - 18:50  LASMEA

 Upper Hall







19:00 - 21:00


College Hall

28th August, Wednesday



08:30 - 10:30


Chair: Alexey Kavokin


08:30 - 08:50  Durham

09:10 - 09:30  Rome

Associate Partners

(III-V facility in Sheffield, Sharp, Hitachi, Finmeccanica, HORIBA, Luxaltek)

9:30 - 9:50

9:50 - 10:10

10:10 -10:30  Wrap up session (Alexey Kavokin)

 Upper Hall

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

CLERMONT4 Project Formally Ends

Upper Hall,

Served in the Balcony

10:30 - 11:00

INDEX Registration

Prioress' Room, Jesus College

11:00 - 12:30

Entrepreneurial Training:

Dr. Shima Barakat, Cambridge Center  for Entrepreneurial Learning

 Upper Hall

12:30 -13:30


Prioress' Room

13:30 - 15:00

Session Chair: Ryan Balili

Introduction by  Research Executive Agency: PO (Mika Levonen) and External Reviewer (Adam Babinski) (15 min)

General introduction by Masha Vladimirova on the network structure, objectives and results (15 min)

Tour de table: each scientist in charge briefly presents their research team and describe their role within the network (1 hr)


15:00 - 15:15

Coffee Break, extending to poster sessions


15:15 - 17:00

Poster session on Marie Curie fellows’ work so far:

Each ESR/ER will prepare a poster presenting the main objectives of the project, methodology used and main results obtained so far






17:00 - 19:00

Session Chair:  Masha Vladimirova

Report on activities/scientific highlights (45 min each):

1) Jeremy Baumberg (UCam)

2) François Dubin (ICFO)

3) Vittorio Pellegrini (SNS)

Upper Hall

19:00 - 21:00


College Hall

29th August, Thursday


                                Breakfast note*

08:30 - 10:30

Meeting between the fellows and the Research Executive Agency about their experiences within the network (in terms of training, progress and impact on future careers, project awareness, grant agreement, working conditions etc.)

Fellows and the REA meet at the Upper Hall

Partners and Associates meets at the Coleridge Room to discuss future plans


10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break


11:00 - 11:45

Session Chair: Marion Ritchie

Training and Networking by Masha Vladimirova

Management by Marion Ritchie


11:45 - 12:30

Feedback from REA


12:30 - 01:30


Prioress' Room

 * There's a nice cafe just around the corner of Jesus College called Cafe Valerie. Participants are encouraged to join just to chat and mingle with other Clermont4 and INDEX partners.

These projects are funded by the Marie Curie program "PEOPLE" of the 7th Framework Programme.

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